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If You Give A Pig A Pancake is a story about a spunky little pig and all the silly things that happens just by giving her a pancake. And reading about pancakes reminds us about….breakfast on Mother’s Day!
This was a very special workshop as it was dedicated to our hardworking and ever supportive mothers. Since our moms are always waking up early and getting breakfast ready for us, we got breakfast ready for them (well, sort of), we made Pancakes in A Jar.
- a clean jar (that has a volume of slightly more than a cup)
- play dough (white and pink)
dry ingredients for pancakes:
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 3 tbls (30 g) white sugar
- 1 tsp (3 g) baking powder
- 1/2 tsp (2 g) baking soda
- 1/4 tsp (2 g) salt
First – measure out all the dry ingredients and put them into the jar.
Next – use the white play dough to cover the lid of the jar. Take off the excess dough so it wont go on the inside of the lid. (The dough will slide around a bit, try and fit it on as best you can, but it will shrink as it dries and stick on a little better).
Use the pink play dough to make a pig. Stick it to the top of the lid. You made need a little bit of water to do this. Some kids made a 3 dimensional pig sitting up, some made it stand on all four legs and some made a 2 dimensional version. How will you make yours?
Lastly – make a Mother’s Day card with the rest of the recipe inside:
- pancake mix
- 1 cup (235 ml) milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbls (30 ml) vegetable oil
Pour the ingredients from the jar into a bowl. Pour in the milk, egg and vegetable oil. Mix until smooth. Heat non-stick pan over medium heat until water beads. Do not oil. Pour pancake mixture in 1/4 cup amounts. Turn when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Remove from heat when pancake stops steaming.
Serve hot with butter and syrup or jelly.
And now you have your very special and original gift for your very special and original mom!